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Recovery will require Depression-repairing level of effort, Obama tells national convention
Washington Post ^ | 09/06/2012

Posted on 09/06/2012 6:00:12 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — His re-election in doubt, President Barack Obama conceded only halting progress Thursday night toward solving the nation’s economic woes, but vowed in a Democratic National Convention finale, “Our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met.”

“The path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place,” Obama said in advance excerpts of a prime-time speech to delegates and the nation.

The president’s speech was the final act of a pair of highly scripted national political conventions in as many weeks, and the opening salvo of a two-month drive toward Election Day that pits Obama against Republican rival Mitt Romney. The contest is close for the White House in a dreary season of economic struggle for millions.

With unemployment at 8.3 percent, Obama said the task of recovering from the economic disaster of 2008 is exceeded in American history only by the challenge Franklin Delano Roosevelt faced when he took office in the Great Depression in 1933.

“It will require common effort, shared responsibility and the kind of bold persistent experimentation” that FDR employed, Obama said.

In an appeal to independent voters who might be considering a vote for Romney, he added that those who carry on Roosevelt’s legacy “should remember that not every problem can be remedied with another government program or dictate from Washington.”

His campaign said the president would ask the country to rally around a “real achievable plan that will create jobs, expand opportunity and ensure an economy built to last.”

He added, “The truth is it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over a decade.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: depression; obama; recession; recovery
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1 posted on 09/06/2012 6:00:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

So Obama will succeed where FDR failed, becoming America’s first dictator...


2 posted on 09/06/2012 6:02:08 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: SeekAndFind

Depression-repairing level of effort?

What happened to the “recovery”?


3 posted on 09/06/2012 6:02:45 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: SeekAndFind
Osama Obama’s back on crack.
4 posted on 09/06/2012 6:02:45 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: SeekAndFind

Solve problems which have built up over a decade? Then does he take responsibility for the four of the last 10 years during which he has been president? Is that really what he is saying???


5 posted on 09/06/2012 6:03:23 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL...if this sap thinks he can dislodge the welfare class from their sofas to go clean up national parks and build zoos and bridges as the folks of much better character did during the Great Depression, he will be flushing even more money down the toilet. Our dependent class won’t show up to work....and he’s already said it’s fine with him.


6 posted on 09/06/2012 6:04:24 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind
Recovery will require Depression-repairing level of effort, Obama tells national convention

A world war?

7 posted on 09/06/2012 6:05:02 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So Obama is going to start WWIII (or IV or V, depending on how you count...), and lay waste to the rest of the world, to get us out of the doldrums? After all, that is what got us out of The Great Depression.

If anything FDR’s programs prolonged the Depression.


8 posted on 09/06/2012 6:05:11 PM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: SeekAndFind

the president would ask the country to rally around a “real achievable plan that will create jobs, expand opportunity and ensure an economy built to last.”

Just don’t ask Him or us just HOW that is to be brought
about. We don’t know, you’ll have to elect him to find
out how he plans to do it, kinda like ObamaCare, you
remember that don’t you??


9 posted on 09/06/2012 6:07:30 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SeekAndFind
In an appeal to independent voters who might be considering a vote for Romney, he added that those who carry on Roosevelt’s legacy “should remember that not every problem can be remedied with another government program or dictate from Washington.”

Oh, how precious! The ultimate government planner, dissing government planning. But what did he propose instead??? NOTHING!!!Too busy working up plans to nationalize whatever industry might "remedy" the problem, I suppose!

10 posted on 09/06/2012 6:07:41 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: tsowellfan

If he is going to propose a laundry list, it really begs the question, as to why he has not introduced these ideas during the last four years.

Whatever happened to recovery summer?

Are we still supposed to focus on jobs saved rather than focus on the unemployment rate?

Are we still supposed to blame problems on Bush, tsunamis, snowstorms, earthquakes, etc???


11 posted on 09/06/2012 6:09:03 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SeekAndFind
“The truth is it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over a decade.”

Well, I guess we will have to revoke the 22nd then, eh?

12 posted on 09/06/2012 6:09:09 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yo Barry! That Keynesian bull**** don’t work! Give it up!


13 posted on 09/06/2012 6:09:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (On 5 September 2012 A.D., the communist Democrats tried to kill God and failed.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Obama is going to try and channel FDR he is getting some very bad advice....the vast majority of voters do not have a clue what the great depression was like.... Or even know who FDR is...or what he did....

Even if he peeks some interest in FDR policies they might be in for a rude awakening....like stacking the court. Years upon years of ecomonic depression...it took a war to get the country moving again

Maybe he will claim he has polio too !!!


14 posted on 09/06/2012 6:10:00 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: txrefugee

I think that illegal aliens will do those jobs, if he wants to start up public works manual labor programs.


15 posted on 09/06/2012 6:10:53 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SeekAndFind

It sounds like “the chair” was informed that the unemployment numbers to be reported tomorrow, are awful. IMO, he wouldn’t be saying this if the numbers were going to be good.


16 posted on 09/06/2012 6:11:41 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Osama Obama’s back on crack.”
*******

I have NO doubt...he has NEVER stopped using drugs!


17 posted on 09/06/2012 6:13:39 PM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: SeekAndFind
“The path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place.”

It sounded better in the original russian.
18 posted on 09/06/2012 6:17:13 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Little Ray
Yes, FDR purposely prolonged the depression.

The longer he could hold back the private sector, the longer he had to increase Gov't power and ensure Democratic dole-votes.

FDR is Obama's hero, and Obama is trying to do the very same thing.

19 posted on 09/06/2012 6:17:32 PM PDT by what's up
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To: SeekAndFind

Hillary- “We will take things away from you for the common good”

Hillary was a bit more concise.


20 posted on 09/06/2012 6:20:23 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: tsowellfan
For all the payouts from Taxpayer wallets to favored supporters (SEIU, NEA, AFL-CIO, UAW, and Banks), he intends to take MORE TAXPAYERS' MONEY to give to those who vote for him?

Get this ass out of the White Hut, and start Criminal Investigations into his Legal Status of Eligibility, his Payoffs that were Treasonous, and his DOJ that has selectively ignored the Law (that also goes for the HHS and DHS, AND DOE).

21 posted on 09/06/2012 6:20:35 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: tsowellfan

Weren’t the Dems saying that we are absolutely better off than 4 years ago, just yesterday?

Now we get another promise of better days years and years in the future... The Great Slump Forward


22 posted on 09/06/2012 6:22:20 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

More $$$free for his cronies.


23 posted on 09/06/2012 6:27:04 PM PDT by PogySailor (Obama is a SCOAMF)
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To: SeekAndFind
Listen to his words, he is talking like a cult leader asking his followers to commit to him and his judgment in leading them to a new future.

Obama is running for savior, not president.

24 posted on 09/06/2012 6:32:13 PM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: txrefugee

>>LOL...if this sap thinks he can dislodge the welfare class from their sofas to go clean up national parks and build zoos and bridges as the folks of much better character did during the Great Depression, he will be flushing even more money down the toilet. Our dependent class won’t show up to work....and he’s already said it’s fine with him.

They’ll show up for work. Then, they’ll hurt their back or have a nervous breakdown or get erectile dysfunction or some BS and then they’ll sue the gummint for a couple million dollars and go on full disability for life. All because they had to pick up a cigarette butt in a park.

The airwaves will be filled with commercials by ambulance-chasing scumbags: “Did you get hurt in your national recovery service job? Did they hurt your feelings or make you feel like less than a person by telling you what to do? You may be entitled to compensation.”


25 posted on 09/06/2012 6:35:26 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: SeekAndFind

We all ready tried that route. $5 trillion later we are worse off in every way then when you took office 0.


26 posted on 09/06/2012 6:36:56 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: oldbrowser

>>Listen to his words, he is talking like a cult leader asking his followers to commit to him and his judgment in leading them to a new future.

It would be wonderful world if we woke up on Nov 7 and Obama had lost and all his followers were lying next to half-empty cup of kool-aid.


27 posted on 09/06/2012 6:37:32 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I do not think a candidate has ever gotten a negative bounce from a convention. This may be the first.


28 posted on 09/06/2012 6:38:39 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Delhi Rebels

I doubt that the Japanese are going to go for the oky-doak again. Great observation!


29 posted on 09/06/2012 6:40:18 PM PDT by fuzzthatwuz
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To: MNJohnnie
So he is giving a malaise acceptance speech...

Otay.

30 posted on 09/06/2012 6:46:50 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: SeekAndFind

How FDR Made the Depression Worse by Robert Higgs

http://mises.org/freemarket_detail.aspx?control=258

The nation did not really recover from the Great Depression until we were rid of FDR and his cronies by his death and subsequent elections.


31 posted on 09/06/2012 6:49:08 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: PogySailor

Solution is very simple.
Raise taxes to 75 percent for everyone.
Raise minimum wage to $100/hour.

That will assure everyone of at least $25/hour, a living wage, and Government programs, such as welfare4life, will be amply funded with the 75 percent tax monies coming to the Government.

This makes perfect sense to Democrats and will get their votes.

At least, as long as there are no work or citizenship requirements.

There! The problem of jobs and economy neatly solved!


32 posted on 09/06/2012 7:00:18 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (Assume any Democrat with moving lips is lying. Any you will be right most of the time.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Effort” = spending.

About half the nouns used by Democrats translate to “spending”.


33 posted on 09/06/2012 7:00:18 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, yeah. He’s had four years to bring back those awful smokestack industries. *Sniff* *sniff* Nope, the slow motion, regulatory genocide continues, but we can see the NIMBY hags through cleaner air.


34 posted on 09/06/2012 7:06:57 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: txrefugee

Roosevelt had a war that got the country out of a depression. I wouldn’t doubt obama starting one.


35 posted on 09/06/2012 7:09:48 PM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Another fossil fuels will necessarily skyrocket speech.


36 posted on 09/06/2012 7:09:57 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: OldArmy52

I remember some idiot on Beck’s show early on that suggested the government give everyone a million dollars. Beck and the rest of the panel pretended they didn’t hear him.


37 posted on 09/06/2012 7:13:52 PM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
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To: SeekAndFind

America wake up! Give this quasi-dictator spendaholic the boot.


38 posted on 09/06/2012 7:15:48 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil-- A-merican)
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To: SeekAndFind

5 trillion dollars you’ve charged to the American citizen’s tab. Now you’re going full FDR on us?

You’re going to pay for this how?


39 posted on 09/06/2012 7:18:01 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: SeekAndFind

His campaign said the president would ask the country to rally around a “real achievable plan that will create jobs, expand opportunity and ensure an economy built to last.”

Which is.....what? A little more socialism? Another failed stimulus program?

I know! Whatever it is we’ll call it the “Failed Deal.” More of the same old socialist BS, but with a new name.


40 posted on 09/06/2012 7:27:10 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Vote for willard - he doesn't need to earn your vote, he's entitled to it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

For a guy whose slogan is “Forward” he sure seems to be reaching back — WAY back — a lot. Clinton, Carter, ... , ... , FDR.

He skipped Johnson and Truman.

Wonder why?


41 posted on 09/06/2012 7:29:06 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind.


42 posted on 09/06/2012 7:29:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SeekAndFind

He wants to outMarx FDR.


43 posted on 09/06/2012 7:30:06 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: SecondAmendment; SeekAndFind
So Obama will succeed where FDR failed, becoming America’s first dictator...

FDR's example inspired the ratification of the 22nd Amendment.

BO's example will inspire another Amendment -- one about verifying presidential eligibility, I hope.

44 posted on 09/06/2012 7:32:50 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: SeekAndFind

IMHO each progressive we manage to hang would save this nation 15 to 20 million. Hang enough of them we could really pay down the debt.


45 posted on 09/06/2012 7:40:04 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: Popman
the vast majority of voters do not have a clue what the great depression was like....

Don't know about most voters, but I scored 1.25 lbs of chicken feet for $1.18. I GOT SOUP TOMORROW! ... and Saturday, and Sunday.

/johnny

46 posted on 09/06/2012 7:44:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not watching. So Bobo is finally admitting he created the Second Great Depression.


47 posted on 09/06/2012 7:46:05 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (A tale of a very grey woman, who was no lady...)
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To: SeekAndFind

does bambi know that taxes from small business help pay for roads&bridges and that he caused a few hundred thousand small businesses to collapse under his watch?


48 posted on 09/06/2012 7:54:38 PM PDT by Ryan_Rubio_2016
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To: Terry Mross

Roosevelt had a war that got the country out of a depression. I wouldn’t doubt Obama starting one.

Obama does not want us out of depression. He wants this nation in poverty. He wants this nation no better than every other third world country.


49 posted on 09/06/2012 8:01:22 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The last time I was left behind by my small business cohorts who went Galt. This time I’ll join them. How will Obama deal with creating jobs without business?


50 posted on 09/06/2012 8:38:46 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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